Stressed Out? Try Hitting the Woodshop

Could it be that we’re in a renaissance of working with our hands? I mean really working with our hands? You know, with heavy tools that leave calluses, on projects that at the end of the day, week or month give you something that can’t be emailed or uploaded, but that can be used for … Read more

8 Delightfully Casual Common Spaces

We’re well into summer in the Northern Hempisphere, and our homes are likely hosting more guests for playdates, sleepovers and family visits. It’s got me thinking: How do we create social spaces at home that are impeccably styled yet reflect the dressed-down needs of the season? Let’s take a look at a few inspiring spaces … Read more

11 Elements of the Perfect Sunroom

Greenery

Sunrooms support leisurely living and increase square footage – often with lower construction costs than a fully finished room. If you’re thinking about someday adding a sunroom or turning an existing space into a sunny retreat, here are some features to consider. And if you’re not, maybe these photos will change your mind. 1. Decorations … Read more

6 Tips to Combine a Crafts and Homework Room

Create distinct workspaces

The dilemma: Your kids could really benefit from a quiet, productive space for doing homework, but you also want an inspiring craft space. Can’t decide if you should devote your spare room to your kids or yourself? Consider a third option: combining the two. Since both are part-time activities, they can easily share a space … Read more

9 Ways to Create a Kid-Friendly Living Area

When it comes to creating a space well-suited to both children and adults, safety and practicality are both top priorities. There is, however, no need to forgo the interior look you love to make your home kid-friendly. Take a look at these inspiring rooms for tips on how to strike the perfect balance. 1. Built-in … Read more